Indian Classical Music

Steve Gorn has performed Indian classical music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. A disciple of Sri Gour Goswami of Kolkata, and Pandit Raghunath Seth of Mumbai,he is well known to audiences in India and the west. He has been praised by critics and leading Indian musicians as one of the few westerners recognized to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music.

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World Music & Jazz

Grammy winner, Steve Gorn is an innovator in the field of contemporary world music and is featured on Paul Winter's Grammy CD "Miho, Journey to the Mountain," and Paul Simon's Grammy nominee, You're The One. He has also recorded with Richie Havens, Jack DeJohnette, Tony Levin, Glen Velez, Simon Shaheen, Peter Kater, Alessandra Belloni, Layne Redmond, Badal Roy, and Nana Vasconcelos.

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Healing Arts

Recently I was listening to a local radio station playing an interview with the jazz pianist Randy Weston. Weston was talking about music as a healing art form. His words were so beautiful. Of course it’s entertainment, it has a lot of different qualities, but the depths of music is it’s ability to be a healing art. - Steve Gorn

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Sat, December 27, 2014 8:30 pm
Location: Sapphire Rd, Monroe, NY
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RagaChitram TV Show presents Hindustani Flute Concert featuring Steve Gorn (Flute), Naren Budhakar (Tabla) and Sam ShivRaj (Tanpura). [more video ]

2012 News Highlights

Beijing Concert

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I met Tibetan singer, Yangjin Lamu at Paul Winter's Summer Solstice Concert several years ago. Drawing on Buddhist chant and 'calls' from the steppes of Tibet, her song is filled with devotion and heart. With support from sarangi virtuoso, Dhruba Ghosh, and my longtime friend, Glen Velez, we crafted a wonderful program for a Chinese audience eager to explore contemplative music.

Premiere of Paul Winter’s Flyways Project

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Combining fabulous film footage of bird migrations along The Great Rift Valley with music from the countries along the way, Paul Winter launched a work with tremendous socio-political implications. The birds need no visas; there are no real borders. Sitting with musicians from Africa, Palestine, Israel, Turkey and Bulgaria, our music

Self Realization Center in Encinitas

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Three concerts with Manose in ten days! Joined by Daniel Paul, we played at sunrise at Omega Institute, morning ragas at BhaktiFest in Joshua Tree, and finally a sublime evening on the Pacific Ocean at the Yogananda Self Realization Center in Encinitas. A night under the stars.

Rag Lalit

Listen to Rag Lalit, played at dawn on Shivaratri 2012 at Ananda Ashram, Monroe, New York
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Return to the Miho Museum in Japan

paul_winter_cover Return to the Miho Museum in Japan to perform the Grammy winning cd ' Miho' .
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Vishnu Cave at Badami

Vishnu Sangeet. A sublime moment in the Vishnu Cave at Badami, India.
Exploring the cave sculptures at Badami, in Southern India, we were led to a tiny grotto: Vishnu's Cave - certainly a place to offer some bansuri.

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Sufi Music Project at Carnegie Hall

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My first opportunity to join with Hidayat Bhai for a program of Sufi music. The ensemble is now called Sufiana, and a wonderful YouTube clip tells the story: watch clip

Berlin Olympic Stadium with Chandrika Tandon

berlin89 Berlin Olympic Stadium with Chandrika Tandon for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's 'Art of Living'
What an experience to play standing in the middle of the Berlin Olympic Stadium!!! Channeling Jesse Owens all the way.

Baajaa Gaajaa Festival

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Adam Rudolph's Go Orchestra

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Beijing Concert

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NY Times Feature - June 02, 2010

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A Worldwide Whirlwind on Woodwinds. For the past few weeks New York Times photographer, Ozier Muhammad, has been featured each Wednesday with a series of photos of musicians playing in uncommon spaces. Steve's photo was taken in the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York.go to

Upcoming Events

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Sat, December 6, 2014  
4:00 pm  
- 7:00 pm

Archana Joglekar    Kathak Dance
Ramesh Misra    Sarangi
Steve Gorn     Bansuri
Daisy Paradis    Sitar
Nitin Mitta    Tabla

Pandit Jasraj Auditorium
(516) 539-9055

Location: 111 Jerusalem Ave, Hempstead, NY 11055
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Fri, December 12, 2014  
 - Mon, December 15, 2014
7:00 pm  
- 9:00 pm

Three nights with the queen of Brajbasi Kirtan
Karnamrita Dasi    vocals
Steve Gorn    Bansuri
Richard David    guitar

Location: Paradise Island Bahamas
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Sat, December 27, 2014  
8:30 pm  
- 10:00 pm

Steve Gorn   Bansuri Flute
Naren Budhakar    Tabla

Ananda Ashram

Location: Sapphire Rd, Monroe, NY
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